April 2021 Archive

Hidden heroes

Ron Swartz, Tom Hennessy and Tim Edwards

What do two staff members from the Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management department and a retired CDC infectious disease epidemiologist and College of Health affiliate professor all have in common? They have helped shape UAA’s COVID-19 response, ensuring that students, faculty and staff were safe in the wake of the global pandemic.

UAA College of Engineering Dean finalists announced

Information regarding the College of Engineering Dean finalists is now available. Please join us for one-hour virtual open forums with the candidates: April 5, 6, 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Proposed UAA policy for review and feedback

UAA Student Affairs seeks feedback on a proposed Policy on the Use of University Space for Non-Academic Purposes. To receive this document in alternative format, please contact the Dean of Students Office at: uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu.

Congratulations to Faculty Development Award recipients

UAA’s Faculty Development and Instructional Support unit (a merger of CAFE, CCEL and AI&e) is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2020-2021 Faculty Development Awards. The success of UAA’s faculty development initiatives and programs is a direct result of the willingness of faculty and staff who share their time and expertise with their colleagues.

Hiroko Harada awarded 2021 Northwest Postsecondary Educator of the Year

UAA Japanese program professor and coordinator Hiroko Harada teaches second-year Japanese in Beatrice McDonald Hall in January 2018

Bestowed by the Pacific Northwest Council for Languages, the Ray Verzasconi Northwest Postsecondary Educator of the Year award recognizes outstanding teaching, service or research at the university level within Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington or Wyoming.

UAA Stories of Impact: Kaleb Callahan

Kaleb is a Kodiak High School student who earned his high school diploma in January 2021 and will graduate with his Associate of Arts in May 2021. He answered the following questions about his experience as a Kodiak College student during high school and his plans for the future.

April 18-24 is Careers in Aging Week!

People are living longer and populations are aging worldwide. The demand for professionals with expertise in aging is growing rapidly. "Careers in Aging Week" is observed every year by businesses, clinics, coalitions, organizations, universities and others across the world. The goal is to bring greater awareness and visibility to the wide-ranging career opportunities in the field of aging. Check out the UAA/APU Consortium Library's monthly resource table in the main rotunda dedicated to Careers in Aging, all through April!

Anchorage mayoral candidates answer the campus community's questions

Across the Anchorage bowl, Seawolves everywhere are filling out ballots for the Anchorage Municipal Election. This semester, USUAA collected and curated questions from the campus community and distributed a questionnaire to all fifteen mayoral candidates. Four candidates took the time to answer your questions. You can find their responses now available on the UAAVotes website.

NEW Downstairs Studio Apartment Available

for New or Visiting Faculty - short term 1-3 months South Anchorage, $1500.00/month, $400.00/wk, $90.00/nt Fully Furnished, One Queen Bed, Full Bath, Kitchenette, Garage Parking, Wifi Available June 15

Join Nightingales in the Fight Against Breast Cancer